DEAN, Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development

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DEAN, Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development

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Boston University is seeking applications for Dean of Wheelock College of Education & Human Development (Wheelock). Wheelock is a diverse, scholarly community committed to excellence in education and research; equity, diversity, and inclusion; the advancement of research to inform best practices; and the transformation of systems that impact learning and human development for a thriving, sustainable, and just future.

The dean provides vision, inspiration, and leadership to faculty, staff, and students with direct responsibility for the college’s academic programming, financial management, student affairs, and research productivity, as well as development and external relations. The dean works closely with a leadership team that includes an executive director of operations, department chairs, and associate and assistant deans representing academic affairs; student affairs; faculty affairs and research; equity, diversity, and inclusion; executive affairs; strategic initiatives; and development/alumni relations.

Competitive candidates for the Wheelock Dean position should be nationally recognized scholars with a record of outstanding professional accomplishment appropriate for a tenured full professor at Boston University. The successful candidate will also have a record of excellence in academic leadership and management experience as well as a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Additional responsibilities, required qualifications, and more information about this position are available at:

Contact (Do not apply through the BU website)

Nominations and expressions of interest should be addressed to [email protected]. Prospective candidates should include a letter expressing interest and current curriculum vitae. Candidates will be asked to provide references after preliminary review and screening.

Confidentiality will be maintained by all faculty and staff involved in the search process; references will be contacted only with the express consent of the applicant.

While nominations and applications will be accepted until a new Dean is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials before Monday, January 11, 2021, to ensure full consideration.

Boston University is committed to fostering a diverse University community within a supportive and respectful environment. We believe that the diversity of our faculty, students, and staff is essential to our success as a leading research university with a global reach, and that diversity is an integral component of institutional excellence.

Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please download the EEO brochure. If you require a reasonable accommodation to complete the employment application, please contact the Equal Opportunity Office at 617-358-1796 or [email protected].

Job Location BOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular




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Posted: 12/22/2020
Application Due: 2/20/2021
Work Type: Full Time